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The Shrink Rap Radio Psychology Podcast

David Van Nuys PhD

In-depth interviews by University of Michigan trained clinical psychologist, David Van Nuys PhD (aka Dr. Dave) with influential professionals across the broad world of psychology and psychotherapy.



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The fear of Alzheimer’s Disease is a source of anxiety for many aging Americans. My guests today are Peter Whitehouse MD and Daniel George PhD. In their book, American Dementia they denounce the narrow biomedical fixation that has plagued the Alzheimer's field for decades. Instead they advocate for a public  health approach
Topics: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Disease, aduhelm, Aducanumab, Alzheimer’s Treatments,...
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Nov 23, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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Kenneth Shapiro  is cofounder and President of the Board of Animals and Society Institute. He is the founding editor of  Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies ; the Brill Human-Animal Studies Book Series, and founding coeditor of  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.  He earned his BA from Harvard University in American Studies and his PhD in Clinical and Personality Psychology from Duke University.  He has published papers in Human-Animal Studies on vegetarianism,...
Topics: animal abuse, animal research, animal cruelty
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Nov 17, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My return guest is renowned psychiatrist David Burns MD.  He was my guest around 12 years ago speaking about Healing Troubled Relationships.  He’s an award winning researcher, and author of the phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, which has sold 5 million copies worldwide. Today we will be discussing his latest book Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety.
Topics: CBT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Albert Ellis, Milton Erickson, Aaron Beck, Scott Miller, Secondary...
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Nov 10, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My return guest is Dr. Stephen Porges whom I interviewed 10 years ago on the Polyvagal Theory of which he is the originator. He is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He has published more than 350 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology,...
Topics: Polyvagal Theory, Vagal Brake, psychotherapy, Polyvagal-informed therapy, safety, neural exercise,...
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My return guest is Prof. Brett Kahr who has been on the show many times before.  He is a noted UK Psychoanalyst with the London Tavistock Centre and the author of many books, the most recent of which is Freud’s Pandemics: Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu, and the Nazis, which we’ll be discussing today.
Topics: The Freud Library, London, Anna Freud, Freud’s children Tavistock Centre, Nazi persecution of...
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Peter Coyote, my guest today, is an award-winning actor, author, director, screenwriter, and narrator who has worked with some of the world’s most distinguished filmmakers.  Among his many books is The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet The Buddha which we may be referring to in the interview.
Topics: actor, poet, musician, singer, narrator, Hollywood star, author, The Diggers, Gary Snyder, mask...
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Oct 20, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My return guest Daniel J. Siegle MD is one of three editors of the new Norton book Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice which we will be discussing. Dr. Siegle was previously my guest on #255 – Mindsight with Daniel Siegel, MD and #534 – Your Mind Is Bigger Than Your Brain with Daniel J. Siegel MD
Topics: INPB, Cozolino, Porges, Schore, Norton Books, consilience, mind, brain, environment, pandemic,...
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Oct 13, 2021 David Van Nuys
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My guest today, Bernie J. Taylor is  an independent naturalist, thought leader and author whose research explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. We’ll be discussing his work and his book, Before Orion: Finding The Face of The Hero, is a very original integration of Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious and Campell’s Hero’s Journey with the 34,000 year old images found in the El Castillo cave in Spain
Topics: Jung, Jungian, cave art, El Castillo cave, Archeology, archetype, collective unconscious, Joseph...
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Oct 6, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today, Dr. Margie Warrell will be discussing her most recent book, Stop Playing Safe: How to Be Braver in Your Work, Leadership and Life. A world traveler,she draws on her background in Fortune 500 business coaching and psychology to embolden people to lead themselves and others to better outcomes.
Topics: Courage, bravery, appropriate risks, pandemic, meaning, overcoming fear, reframing, success,...
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Sep 28, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today, Connie Zweig PhD is a retired psychotherapist, well-known for her books on The Shadow.  Today we’ll be discussing her most recent book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul. 
Topics: Aging, Jung, Jungian, Spirituality, Meditation, Shadow work, positive aging, inner work
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Sep 15, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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Dr. Michael A. Rousell is a teacher, psychologist, and professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University. He completed his doctoral program at the University of Oregon in 1991. Rousell studied life-changing events for over three decades and established his expertise by writing the internationally successful book Sudden Influence: How Spontaneous Events Shape Our Lives (2007). His pioneering work draws on research from a wide variety of brain sciences that show when, how, and why we instantly...
Topics: Surprise, belief, mindset, dopamine, fixed beliefs, belief change, hypnosis, Milton Erickson,...
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Sep 8, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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Dr. Stephen G. Post is my return guest.  He was previously my guest about a year ago  on The Mystery of Human Connectedness.   Today we will be discussing his book Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease . In this book, Post offers new perspectives on the worth and dignity of people with Alzheimer's and related disorders despite the negative influence of "hypercognitive" values that place an ethically unacceptable emphasis...
Topics: Alzheimer's, dementia, dignity, caregivers, care giving, compassion, suicide, Alzheimer's...
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Sep 1, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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Are we a species at war with itself? What does our African unconscious reveal about all of us? Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum urges people to come together in his new book Our African Unconscious: The Black Origins of Mysticism and Psychology. Science, evolution, and deep religion all point us in the same direction. According to Dr. Bynum, ultimately, we must love each other or die.  He also a licensed psychologist and Diplomat in clinical psychology, and a senior fellow in the National Association...
Topics: Collective Unconscious, Africa, Carl Jung, Jungian, anthropology, archeology, cosmology, race,...
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Aug 25, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Brandy Gillmore who has a PhD in Natural Medicine. In a TEDx video she relates how she was able to heal herself from a wheelchair, walker and cane and how she has also been able to show others how to use their minds to get rapid healing results.
Topics: healing, hypnosis, placebo effect, spontaneous remission, positive thinking, emotion, PTSD,...
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Aug 18, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is  Melanie McGhee L.C.S.W. developer of Acceptance and Integration Training. She is an award-winning author, teacher, and psychotherapist with extensive training in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Transactional Analysis, Redecision Therapy, Self Acceptance Training, and Energy Psychology.
Topics: Radical self-acceptance, spiritual training, psychotherapy, spiritual journey, Ericksonian...
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Aug 11, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is  Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Along with Dr. Marsha Linehan the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she is co-author of the new book, Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Uncertainty with Hope. This groundbreaking book provides much-needed help for anyone who is facing cancer as well as for the many mental and emotional challenges we all face in these unprecedented times.
Topics: DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, cancer, coping, pandemic, anxiety treatment, hope. Marsha Linehan
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My guests, Dr. EdwardBrodkin and Ashley Pallathra are the author's of the best-selling book, Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections . Based on cutting-edge neuroscience research and years of clinical work, they take the reader on a wide-ranging and surprising journey through fields as diverse as social neuroscience and autism research, music performance, pro basketball, and tai chi. Missing Each Other explains the science, research, and biology underlying the pillars of...
Topics: interpersonal, attunement, mindfulness, resilience, theory of mind, mirror neurons, autism...
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Jul 27, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Adam Stern MD speaking about his candid and heartfelt memoir COMMITTED: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training , in which he recounts stories from his four-year psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School.
Topics: Medical School, SUNY Syracuse, psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, TMS,...
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Jul 21, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today Jonathan Sabbagh spent 20 years working in finance, where he built two businesses from the ground up. After experiencing an intense burnout, he was eventually diagnosed with PTSD. After therapy and medications failed to help him, Jonathan found relief in a series of traditional ayahuasca ceremonies and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, experiences where he discovered he needed to lead a more integrated life and to be in service to others. As a result he co-founded and is CEO of...
Topics: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin,...
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Jul 14, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guests today are Mark O'Connell LCSW, New York City therapist, actor, and author of The Performing Art of Therapy and his friend actor Robin Weigert, who among her film credits is her role as the psychotherapist in the TV series, Big Little Lies. In real life, Robin comes from a family of noted psychoanalysts.
Topics: Psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, psychotherapy, acting, drama, pandemic, Big Little Lies, Meryl...
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Jul 7, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Clinical Psychologist, Hugh K. Marr. He is the author of A Clinician’s Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy:Co-changing Narratives, Co-changing Lives. In addition, he consults to other professionals and healthcare agencies in the fields of psychotherapy and substance abuse.
Topics: Freud, Jung, story, Joseph Campbell, Michael White, Narrative Therapy, psychotherapy, trauma therapy
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My return guest today is Los Angeles based Jungian Analyst Michael Gellert.  We’ll be discussing his 2021 book Far From This Land: A Memoir About Evolution, Love, and the Afterlife which describes a vivid inner world which opened up after brain surgery.
Topics: Jung, Jungian, Active Imagination, sub-personalities, autonomous figures, the afterlife, evolution,...
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A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Dr. Christian Jarrett has been popularizing psychology and neuroscience for over two decades.  His latest book is Be Who You Want: Unlocking The Science of Personality Change .
Topics: big 5 trait theory, trait theory, positive change, self-determination, ambition, extravert,...
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Jun 16, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Lisa Bravo, PhD. is author of the 2021 book, The Bravo Effect: Strategies for Parenting Extreme Teens. Lisa Bravo aka “teen whisperer” is a highly acclaimed psychotherapist, speaker, author, and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in behavioral health from Arizona State University and maintains a thriving practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, as an expert in family dynamics and adolescent behavior.
Topics: Parenting, teen parenting, difficult teens, extreme teens, teen addiction, teen suicide, parental...
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Jun 9, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is D. John Jackson. In What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in America , D. John Jackson, a Fortune 50 corporate leader with over thirty years of engineering and business leadership, shares a simple, powerful message for Black youth: Your life matters. Your dreams matter. And you can achieve them, no matter who you are or where you’re starting out. Through the stories and lessons of his own personal journey, Jackson proves time and again that what you say and do...
Topics: Race, racism, Black, George Floyd, cultural divide, education, historical education, policing
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Jun 2, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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Dr. Malik Boykin, aka Malik Starx,  is the first Black professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University, and he is a successful hip-hop artist.   Currently, Starx has joined forces with producer Stephon Alexander, a theoretical physics professor at Brown University. The results include jazzy, Afro-Caribbean styled-single “Dancing for Freedom,” alongside vocalist Kanjia. The song “Dancing for Freedom” has over 2 million ...
Topics: hip hop, music, clinical psychologist, black anthem, Brown University, f reedom, Black Lives...
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May 26, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  return guest today is Scott D. Miller whom I interviewed way back in 2006 on episode #66 about what works in psychotherapy.  His pioneering work on that topic continues to this day.  However, today’s focus is on a provocative article by him that appeared in The Psychotherapy Networker , which was titled, “How Psychotherapy Lost its Magick.”
Topics: science, placebo effect, psychotherapy efficacy, Tarot, mentalists, deliberate practice,...
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May 19, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today is Dr.Kausik Si is part of a team that has made a groundbreaking discovery on the biological process that underlies memories, with radical implications for the treatment of Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders.
Topics: Alzheimer's, memory, basic science, brain research, neuroscience, animal models, paradigm shift,...
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May 12, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My  guest today is Chad Foster. Can you imagine going blind as a teenager?   When most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad was watching the world he grew up with fade to black. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he told himself "I’m gonna make blind look good.”   He became the first blind executive to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and was hired by a Global Fortune 500 consulting firm. He wrote groundbreaking software that...
Topics: Leader dogs for the blind, blindness, overcoming challenges, self talk, t he story we tell...
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May 5, 2021 David Van Nuys
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My  guest today is Tore Nielsen PhD Professor of Psychiatry & Addictology, U Montréal; Director, the Dream & Nightmare Laboratory. Dr. Nielsen studies dreaming from primarily neuroscientific and phenomenological perspectives.  He also will be a keynote presenter at the upcoming International Association for The Study of Dreams virtual conference which will be held June 7 -13, 2021.
Topics: nightmare research, dreams, learning, memory, virtual reality, REM sleep, hypnogogic, micro-dreaming
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Apr 28, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My  guest today is Angel Morgan, PhD, President of IASD.  She is a dream psychologist, founder/director of Dreambridge, adjunct professor and research faculty in the Global PhD in Transpersonal Psychology program at Sofia University. We are going to be discussing her work, as well as the upcoming International Association for The Study of Dreams virtual conference which she is overseeing.
Topics: dreams, dream work, dream interpretation, lucid dreaming, IASD, psychic dreaming, Krippner,...
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Apr 14, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My   return guest today, is   Lisa Marchiano, LCSW who is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the co-host of the popular podcast This Jungian Life . Today, we are going to be talking about her forthcoming book,  Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself.   For all you men out there, don’t click away.  I think this book and our conversation will have a lot to offer you, as well.
Topics: dream interpretation, Jungian work, myth, story, the Shadow, projection, mothering, parenting
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My   return guest today,    Dr. Kristen Lee is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science professor, clinician, author and activist from Boston, Massachusetts. She was my guest in 2015 on #457 – A Proactive Approach to Stress with Kristen Lee Costa EdD  And again in 2017 on #578- Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking with Dr. Kristen Lee .
Topics: resilient, coping, excelling, trusting yourself, survival, humor, self-acceptance, taking risks,...
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Mar 31, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today,  Dr. Michael Nadorff is an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, where he also directs the clinical psychology PhD program.  His research focuses on the association between sleep difficulties, particularly nightmares, and suicidal behavior.   In addition Dr. Nadorff will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming International Association for The Study of Dreams conference which we will be discussing as well.
Topics: nightmares, nightmare research, dream research, suicide, suicide research, behavioral treatment,...
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Mar 24, 2021 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My  guest today, Dr. Susan Pinco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Trauma, Loss and Grief; Dissociation, Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Phobias among other issues.  Among her specialties is Brainspotting which she describes as, “ a powerful and effective approach to healing and wellness that harnesses the nervous system’s ability to reorganize and realign itself, enhancing resilience and facilitating change.“
Topics: Brainspotting, David Grand, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, David A. Levine, Ericksonian psychotherapy
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My  guest today, Bette Freedson LCSW is is a clinical social worker, teacher and author of the forthcoming book Other Realms, Other Ways: A Clinician's Guide to the Magick of Intuition.
Topics: psychic, ESP, counseling, psychogherapy, Milton Erickson, paranormal, parapsychology
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My  return guest today, Charles Raison, MD is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions. This work includes investigations of psychedelic-assisted therapies.  Dr Raison is also known for his work examining the physical and behavioral effects of compassion training.
Topics: Psychedelics, MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, treatment, ptsd
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My  guest today, James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Washington, DC and is the author of 17 books. He’s been my guest on Shrink Rap Radio at least twice before.  He’s always extremely insightful.  And today we’re going to be discussing his recent book, Prisms: Reflections on The Journey We Call Life .
Topics: archetype, Jungian Analysis, dream, pandemic, covid
My  guest today, Courtney Armstrong is a licensed professional counselor specializing in grief and trauma recovery and the Founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy.  She is the author of three books: Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011), The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015) and Rethinking Trauma Treatment (2019).
Topics: emotion, emotional brain, music, imagery, trauma, psychothearpy
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My  guest today, Corinne Masur, PsyD, is a child and adult psychoanalyst who has been in practice for over thirty-five years treating children, adolescents and adults. We’ll be discussing the book she edited, Finding the Piggle: Reconsidering DW Winnicott’s Most Famous Child Case.
Topics: child therapy, child analysis, child psychoanalysis, Prof. Brett Kahr, Melanie Klein, Anna Freud
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Feb 10, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today, Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer, and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions. We’re going to be discussing his recent book, In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty
Topics: pandemic, plague, soul, depth, fear, death, initiation
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My  guest today, Dr. Oliver Morgan is the author of the new book, investigating the intersection of attachment theory, neuroscience, trauma and addiction:  The book’s title, appropriately, is: Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, Recovery: The Power of Connection.  He’s also Professor of Counseling & Human Services at the University of Scranton
Topics: Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, Recovery: The Power of Connection.
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Jan 27, 2021 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today, Niall Geoghegan, Psy.D. is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Coherence Therapy.   He collaborated closely with Bruce Ecker on creating the Coherence Psychology Institute's Training and Certification Program. Moreover, he was a contributing author to the groundbreaking book Unlocking the Emotional Brain on Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation.
Topics: Coherence Therapy, Memory Reconsolidation, Brice Ecker, psychotherapy, short-term psychotherapy,...
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My  guest today is Heather Wokusch M.A. whose career in organizational development, education, cross-culture, and media has spanned five continents and multiple sectors. An expert in virtual learning, she has spent the pandemic establishing an Impact Tech project promoting mental health and building capacity for psychosocial support in conflict zones.  There is so much more to say about her work and career.  You’ll just have to listen
Topics: pandemic, covid, activism, global economy, psychotherapy, organizational development, government...
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My return guest today is Simon Cole.  He’s been a therapist for 30 years.  Some years ago, he and his wife retired from the UK to the Pyranees in France where they run a retreat center.  A life long musician, we’ll be focusing on his new book: Just BE here - the guide to Musicking Mindfulness, in which he sees mindfulness as a flow rather than a static state.  Before you click away let me assure you that you don’t need to be any sort of musician to get value out of either the book or...
Topics: mindfulness, Martin Buber, I/Thou, playfulness, improvisation, meditation
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Dec 16, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Chaz Franke, MSW, LCSW has aa Master of Social Work degree from Saint Louis University (SLU). Chaz has been a practicing LCSW since 2009 with expertise in forensic psychology, trauma, sexual trauma and more. He has presented on such topics as Wisdom and Self Compassion, Mindfulness,  Self Care, Transference and countertransference.
Topics: psychotherapy, trauma, curiosity, ego, sexual trauma, body building, bodybuilding, strength...
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Dec 2, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Renee M. Cunningham, MFT, Jungian Analyst in private practice for the past 25 years in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll be discussing her upcoming book entitled “A Jungian Analysis of Archetypal Nonviolence: King and Culture  Through the Eyes of Selma.”
Topics: Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Jung, Jungian, Black Lives Matter, racism, Montgomery, March on...
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Dec 1, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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Is your Body/Brain/Mind functioning at its peak health? Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is the author of Holistic Healing for Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Decline. He’ll be telling us about how he combines Dietrary, Nutritional, Psychological and Spiritual tools to guide his clients into optimal health.
Topics: nutrition, diet, optimal health, brain, neuroscience, neurogenesis, biome, inflamation
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Nov 25, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guests today are psychiatrist/author Phil Wolfson MD and Sunny Strasburg LMFT who jointly offer services and information on Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy through their Indra’sNet organization.
Topics: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, MDMA, Psilocibyn,...
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Nov 18, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guests today are neuroscientist Matt Johnson PhD and marketer Prince Ghuman, co-authors of the book Blindsight: The Way Marketing (Mostly) Reshapes Our Brains .   According to their website, they “explore how marketing taps every aspect of our mental lives, covering the neuroscience of pain and pleasure, emotion and logic, fear and safety, attention and addiction, and much more.”
Topics: consumer research, neuropsychology, marketing, marketing research, consumer protection, branding,...
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Dr. Leanne Domash has had a life-long interest in the creative process and the intersection of imagination, spirituality and psychotherapy.  She is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, writer and playwright and Certified Embodied Imagination Practitioner.   She has just published Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland -- the aim of which is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the psychotherapist and in turn, his or her patient.
Topics: Wilfred Bion, Freud, Jung, Robert Bosnak, Embodied Imagination, dreamwork, trauma
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Nov 4, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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Rebekkah has spent twenty-five years in the field of embodied well-being and has recently written the book, The Mind-Body Stress Reset.
Topics: stress, pandemic, relaxation, seeing, sensing, Stephen Porgesbreathwork, Peter Levine, Bessel van...
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Oct 22, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Jungian Analyst Jason E. Smith.  He is past president of C.G. Jung Institute of New England and author of the book  Religious but Not Religious: Living a Symbolic Life, which we will be discussing today.
Topics: Jung, Jungian, myth, Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey, meaning, the search for meaning, symbols,...
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Oct 14, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Carol Matthews, MD. She is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, where she is Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and related disorders. We’ll be discussing her book, Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much Is Too Much?
Topics: hoarding, hoard, hoarding disorder, OCD, depression, acquisition, discarding, psychiatry
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My guest today, Dr. Z as she is known, is Zurita Ona PhD, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. Her clinical work started first as a school psychologist and then as a clinical psychologist. She has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with OCD, trauma, anxiety, and emotional regulation problems. She’s also the author of several books on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, OCD, Anxiety Disorders
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On today’s show Shrink Rap Radio blogger and collaborator, Isabelle Clarke interviews UK epidemiologist and author, Prof.Richard Wilkinson on the psychological effects of social inequality. For more information about Prof. Richard Wilkinson, please see our show notes on ShrinkRapRadio.com.
Topics: economic inequality, inequalities, London School of Economics, Black Lives Matter, BLM, pandemic,...
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Sep 24, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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August 22, 2020 marked the 15th anniversary of Shrink Rap Radio. I would not have known this had not devoted fan of the show and Iranian friend, Mahyar Alinaghi let me know and insisted there be some sort of formal recognition of this milestone. I invited listeners and past guests to send or record brief greetings.  And I invited frequent past guest, UK Prof. Brett Kahr to  help me celebrate the event and also to discuss his latest book, Dangerous Lunatics:  Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic...
Topics: criminality, murder, torture, humanization, Freud, criminal justice
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Sep 17, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Jane Elliott who in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, devised the controversial and startling, "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise." This, now famous, exerciseç la≈çbels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott's work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.   For...
Topics: Black Lives Matter, race, racism, racist, equal justice, melatonin
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Sep 9, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Stephen G. Post whom I interviewed previously back on episode #105 – The Psychology of Doing Good . In 2001 he founded the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, a public charity that investigates kindness, giving, and spirituality.  He’s the author of many books and more than 300 articles in leading scientific journals.  He’s also the winner of numerous awards, such as the Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Today...
Topics: One Mind, Divine Consciousness. God, synchronicity, The Call, Joseph Campbell
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Sep 2, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Carl Jorgensen, PhD, a friend from grad school at the University of Michigan.   He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Davis where he taught for 35 years, chairing the African American Studies curriculum committee for almost all of that time.  He did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his Doctoral work at the University of Michigan, where he was the only African-American in his program.    For more information about Carl Jorgensen, please see our...
Topics: Black uprising, Harvard, University of Michigan, racism, White Privilege, Social justice, equal...
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Aug 26, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Aaron McCormick author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and artist whose path to success and fulfillment defies societal norms and expectations in nearly every way, inasmuch as he is a Black man originally from the South Side of Chicago who rose to a top executive position at IBM. His book is titled, Unbounded: Your Journey To Your Within. For more information about Aaron McCormick, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  Now, here’s the interview!
Topics: inner guide, inner direction, Black American, Black Lives Matter, Race, motivational coaching
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Aug 19, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Leanne Whitney, a depth psychologist specializing in the intersection of Western Psychology and Yoga. In addition, she is author of the 2018 book, Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali. For more information about Leanne Whitney, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  Now, here’s the interview!
Topics: Jung, Jungian, spiritual emergency, oneness experience, t transcenance, Yoga, spirituality
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Aug 13, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is therapist  Kristen Howerton, mother of four children within four years via birth and adoption and  a fierce advocate for social justice.  She is author of the blog and book of the same title blog Rage Against the Minivan: Learning to Parent without Perfection . For more information about Kristen Howerton, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: Black Lives Matter, mixed race families, biracial families, Black boys, perfectionism
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Aug 6, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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Today’s interview is conducted by Isabella Clarke, Oxford Graduate and  Shrink Rap Radio collaborator.  She is speaking with UK psychotherapist James Barnes. 
Topics: psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, D.W. Winnicott
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Jul 15, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today is John Randolph PhD. He is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth.  A Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow, Dr. Randolph is also the author of The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life.
Topics: neuroscience, neuropsychologist, brain, brain science, Alzheimer's, Freud, exercise, memory
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Jul 8, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My  guest today is Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD. He is a board-certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurologyand a member of both the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association. Currently, he is a psychoanalyst in Tehran, Iran. Among other things, we’ll be discussing  the status of psychoanalysis in Iran in general and also about  the Corona Virus situation there.
Topics: covid-19, psychoanalysis, Freud, pandemic, insight, interpretations, crisis, suffering, leadership,...
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Jul 1, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is psychologist  Dr. John C. Robinson and we’ll be discussing his latest book Resilience: Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis: Finding Our Way Together.       For more information about John Robinson, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: pandemic, covid-19, survival, coping skills, conscious aging, seniors
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My guest today is Lori Gottlieb, the highly accomplished psychotherapist and bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone  For more information about Lori Gottlieb, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: best selling author, psychotherapy, case histories, interpersonal psychotherapy, New York Times
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My guest today is serial entrepreneur Dylan Beynon who after years of struggling with trauma found relief in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and now has founded a service for delivering such therapy professionally, responsibly, and affordably.   For more information about Dylan Beynon, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, psychedelics, trauma, recovery, online therapy, psychiatry
Rebecca Berger PhD is a NYC-based clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based behavioral approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat Borderline Personality Disorder.  She’s also someone who has written about her own personal struggles with anxiety and we’ll be discussing her experiences, both personal and professional here.   For more information about Rebecca Berger PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: pandemic, covid-19, DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD,...
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My guest today is J.W. Freiberg who is both a social psychologist and lawyer, speaking about his two ground-breaking books on the significant topic of loneliness: Surrounded By Others and Yet So Alone and Growing Up Lonely .   For more information about J.W. Freiberg PhD JD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: loneliness, isolation, chronic loneliness, pandemic, social media, childhood loneliness
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May 28, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is health psychologist Mark Weisberg PhD. For the past 20 years Dr. Weisberg has trained in and practiced such modalities as multimodal psychotherapy, synthesizing the best of psychodynamic, systems, hypnotic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and paradoxical approaches. Digestive disorders are also a specific interest and he co-authored the book Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs.   For more information about Dr....
Topics: covid-19, Pandemic, mindfulness, meditation, self-hypnosis, trauma, coping
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May 21, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is Jungian-oriented author and psychotherapist, Gary S. Bobroff. We’ll be discussing his latest book, Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung .  We also will discuss an online Jungian Psychotherapy service he had founded, called Jungian Online.   For more information about Gary S. Bobroff, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: Jung, C.G. Jung, archetypes, the shadow, The Red Book, Jungian Analysis, individuation, anima and...
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My return guest today is UK psychoanalyst and author Prof. Brett Kahr and we’ll be discussing his two latest books: Corona Cannot Kill the Unconscious: Therapy on the Virtual Couch and Dangerous Lunatics:  Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy.   For more information about Prof. Brett Kahr, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: pandemic, covid-19, virtual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, PTSD
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May 7, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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Our Isabella Clarke speaks with Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Writer, and Wine-Lover Neel Burton MD who also teaches at Oxford.  Among his many books is the 2nd Edition of Growing from Depression.
Topics: mood disorders, psychotherapy, psychiatry, depressed, sadness, gender differences, cross-cultural